Russia Kick off Delivery of China’s Second S-400 Air Defense Regiment

July 25, 2019

The Diplomat:

Russia has commenced delivery of the second batch of Russian-made S-400 Triumf long-range, interceptor-based air defense systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) destined for service in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Rocket Force (PLARF), according to a Russian government source.

“A transport vessel with the first batch of hardware from the second S-400 regiment set for China has taken to the sea from the port of Ust-Luga on the Baltic coast,” the source was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on July 24. “Therefore, like in the case with Turkey, the deliveries of the systems have started several months ahead of the term stipulated in the contract.”

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